Maple Syrup Festivals!

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It's Maple Tapping Season!  Which means it’s time for Maple Syrup Festivals all around Chicagoland!  Most are free although there are some that serve a breakfast or lunch complete with homemade maple syrup which charge a fee.  Please check the website and/or call ahead for registration and additional information regarding each festival. Check out the listings below to find a fest near you! 

Sap’s Rising

River Trail Nature Center
3120 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Northbrook, Ill. 60062
(847) 824-8360

February 25 & 26 and  March 4, 2017
1:30 pm


Sugar Bush Fair

Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm
Schaumburg, Ill. 60194
(847) 985-2100

Date: March 18 &  19, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. & Noon

Cost: Free admission; breakfast is $5 for full stack and $4 for half stack. Discounted advanced tickets available.


Maple Syrup Time

Deep River County Park
9410 Old Lincoln Highway
Hobart, Ind. 46342
(219) 947-1958

March 11 & 12 and 18&19 

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: Free


A Taste of Maple Syrup Fest

Cummings Square
536 N. Harlem
River Forest, Ill. 60305
(800) 870-3666

Date: March 16, 2017

Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: Free


Maple Tapping with the Family

North Park Village Nature Center
Chicago, Ill. 60646-6007
(312) 744-5472

February 19, 2017

1p.m.-2:30p.m.

OR
Don’t Worry be Sappy 


February 24 &25  or March 2 & 3, 2017

Times Vary

Registration required


Maple Fest

Red Oak Nature Center
2343 S River St.
Batavia, Ill. 60505
(630) 898-7500

March 18, 2017

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: Free
 


Syrup Tree and Silver Dollar Brunch

Morton Arboretum

4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, Ill. 60532
(630) 968-0074

 March 18 & 19, 2017

Times Vary

Cost: $25 non-member, $18 member


Maple Sugaring Days

Creek Bend Nature Center
 LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve. 
37W700 Dean St.
St Charles, IL 60175
March 11 & 12 2017
1p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Cost: Free
http://www.kaneforest.com/natureprograms/family.aspx


Maple Syrup Magic

Plum Creek Nature Center
Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve
27064 Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
708-946-2216

March 4, 2017
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Contact Phone:
Visitor Center:
Cost: Free